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How long has it been since you took out time from your busy schedules and actually sat down to reminisce? Not since you left school!!!! Now is a good time to sit back with your favourite beverage and write to us about a lingering school memory/ how your life changed after school/ what is it that still keeps you a martinian at heart and other myriad of experiences you may want to share. Please mail us your personal anecdotes and if we find it interesting, it will be published in the Alumni Newsletter.
The Annual General Body meeting of L.M.G.A.A. is at 8.30 a.m. on 4th September, 2014 in the College auditorium.
INTER MARTINIERE MEET
The schedule for the Inter Martiniere Meet is as follows:
26th August, 2014: English Debate
27th August, 2014:
28th August, 2014: Swimming
The 69th Inter Martiniere Meet began with the ritual of laying wreaths at the tomb of Maj. Gen. Claude Martin, the Founder of the La Martiniere schools. This was followed by a Chapel Service on the evening of 25th August, 2014. The girls debated over the topic ‘Death penalty deserves a place in civilized society’ on Tuesday. The session was efficiently chaired by Dr. (Mrs.) Fatima Rizvi and the esteemed judges were Prof. Abhishek Mishra (Min. of Vocational Education, U.P. Govt.), Ms. Bulbul Godiyal (Add. Adv. Gen, U.P.) and Prof. Himanshu Rai (IIM). The motion was carried. Misam Hashmi was adjudged the Best Speaker and the Kolkata team won the Debate Trophy. Mrs. Niloufer Pourzand (U.P. Chief, UNICEF) presided over the Girls Debate as the Chief Guest while Rev. Andrew Simick (Chairman, Board of Acting Governors, La Martiniere College, Kolkata) was the Guest of Honour.
The evening of 27th August witnessed the Girls Basketball match played in the new basketball court, constructed at par with international specifications. It was inaugurated by the distinguished Guest of Honour, Mr. Peter Fanthome (MLA). The other illustrious guests who graced the occasion were Rev. Andrew Simick, Chairman, Board of Acting Governors of the La Martiniere Colleges at Kolkata and his wife Mrs. Simick, Mr. Chakravarty, Principal, La Martiniere for Boys Kolkata, and his wife Mrs. Chakravarty, Mr. C Macfarland Principal, La Martiniere College, Lucknow, and Mrs. R Sarkar, the Vice Principal of La Martiniere for Girls, Kolkata.
The game started with jumpball. Within the first minute Lucknow team made a personal foul with Kolkata getting a free throw, where they easily converted both the shots opening with a 2 - 0 score.
However, Lucknow’s Smriti Khattri’s spectacular successive three pointers turned the tables in favour of the home team and by half time Lucknow led by 5 points ( Lucknow -9, Kolkata – 4).
Kolkata scored the equaliser in the third quarter but Lucknow made a determind comeback, ultimately winning with a score of 16 against 12.
Mr. Peter Fanthome, the Guest of Honour gave away the trophies and certificates to all players. A token of appreciation was presented to Ms. Kumkum Manral amidst a standing ovation for serving as the basketball secretary of Kolkata team for 25 years. Mrs. F. Abraham proposed the vote of thanks.
The Lucknow team surprised everyone with a victory dance at the end. The evening ended with a sumptuous dinner in the beautifully lit lawns.
The school organised a three day interschool event, TRES B.A.G.
It started on 12th August with the Bee Jewel, followed by the Ataraxis on 13th August and ended on 14th August with the Gandhi Corner quiz and Exhibition. The event was attended by many schools and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Both the trophies for Bee Jewel and Tres Bag were won by the home team which they handed over to the La Martiniere College as the host team was not vying for the same.
The L.M.G.A.A. organised its Rain Dance on 13th August. More than 400 students danced to D.J. Moni's music.
La Martiniere Girls’ Alumni Association organized the annual tree plantation drive on 27th July, 2014 to celebrate ‘Van Mahotsav’. A novel initiative was taken where the guests could adopt and plant a tree this year and dedicate the saplings to their loved ones. The saplings of jacaranda, amaltas, teak, bougainvillea and teak were planted on the campus apart from various fruit trees like guava, custard apple, banana and lime were planted in the College orchard. The event was attended by the crème de la crème of the city.
L.M.G.A.A. organised its Puppet show on 18th July, 2014.
A puppet show was organized by La Martiniere Girls’ Alumni Association on 18th July, 2014 in the College auditorium for the students of the Preparatory Department and the Junior School of La Martiniere Girls' College. Sri Narain Srivastava enthralled the young audience with his puppet show, which had “Obedience to Parents” as its theme. Mr. Srivastava has been in this profession for the past thirty years and has been entertaining audiences all over India. His puppet shows not only entertain children and adults alike, but also carry a social message, thereby influencing young minds in a positive way. The school auditorium was filled with thunderous applause from the children showing their delight and appreciation.
L.M.G.A.A. is organising the event "PLANT AND ADOPT A TREE" from 16th July to 15th August, 2014.
School reopened on 7th July, 2014 on the College campus.
Trip to Singapore
The most eagerly awaited excursion to Singapore began on the 25th June, 2014. A team of 42 students from classes 6 to 10 and 5 teachers left for Delhi and further proceeded to Singapore on the 26th June by Air India. Their stay in Singapore was very enjoyable with a lot of sightseeing and entertainment shows. They went for a Night Safari and visited the Zoo and Universal Studios. The Water World and the Dolphin Show were fun to watch. They went to Sentosa Island in cable cars. The view from above was beautiful. The Luge Skyride was enjoyed by all. The Wings of Time show, held on the beach of Sentosa island was spectacular. The trip was a learnig experience for the children as well as for the staff. It was a trip enjoyed by each one and will be remembered by all for a long time.
In ISC -All 176 students passed. 99 students secured above 90%. Aparna Misra and Sana Mohsin from Science stream scored 97.75%. Shivakshi Dixit (Comm) and Shivangi Nigam(Arts) achieved 97.5% and 97% respectively. Average percentage is 89%.
In ICSE 196 CHILDREN APPEARED AND ALL PASSED. TOPPER - ERNA AHSAN obtained 97%. 90 students scored 90% and above, of which 24 students achieved above 95%.The average is 87.35%
The Health Club organised an activity on the 7th of April, 2014 to creat an awareness among the children of the middle school about good health.
The children of class six brought pictures and text to prepare a collage on the softboard of their classes. Class seven made a Herbarium file on medicinal plants. Class eight prepared a "Salad Dressing" making us aware that we should eat healthy food.
Prize Day on 22nd March
The Annual Prize day at La Martiniere Girls’ College, Lucknow was an impressive event in which around 1000 students were awarded Academic and Co-curricular prizes and special prestigious prizes and medals for various achievements.The Chief Guest for the evening was Dr. Vandana Shiva who is an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author. The Lady Principal, Mrs. F. Abraham highlighted the excellent Academic, Sports and Literary achievements of the school and also spoke at length about the school’s participation in activities relating to Social Service, Health awareness and Environment issues. She especially extended her gratitude to all well wishers and helpers of the College, Our Honourable Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Mrs. Dimple Yadav, Mr. Jaideep Mathur, Mr. R.N.Singh, Mr. Navneet Sikera, Mr. Jayanto Mukherjee and Mr. Puneet Ohri to name a few. The LMGAA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Late Mrs.Vandana Mathur [LMGC] and Mr. Trevor Savaille [LMC]. LMGAA also awarded Smt. Kariman for her dedicated services as support staff in the College. Mrs L Sadiq, the current Head of the Middle School, was also given an award for 20 years of committed service to the College.The chief guest in her message urged everyone to “Spread Love, not Toxins”. Congratulating all children, she also appreciated Mrs. F. Abraham who was recently felicitated with the Women Achiever’s Award for her contribution in the field of education by the Lucknow Management Association. She revealed that she had cancelled her visit to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be here this evening. She ended her speech by wishing that all prizewinners enter the Hall of Fame of Humanity.Board members Mr. Peter Fanthome and Mr. Carlyle Mc Farland graced the stage with their benign presence.
Some of the other prestigious Prizes were as follows:
Cock House Trophy: Lyons House.
The Ira Madan Trophy for Inter House Discipline: Hodson House.
The Poornima Agarwal Inter House Trophy for Music: Cornwallis House.
Mrs. Molly Daniel Trophy for Inter House Swimming: Martin House.
The LMGAA medal for Exemplary Conduct: Ritika Kohli.
Sir George Thomas medal for Example and Service: Shreya Kohli.
It was indeed a sad day for the La Martiniere Girls' College family as we bade farewell to four pillars of the College - Ms. M. Shaw, Mrs R. Masih, Ms. V. Kotesh and Ms. L. Peters. They have rendered years of service to the College and are synonymous with the term ' Martinian'. We praise and admire them for their selfless dedication towards all things Martinian. Each of them an inspiration in their own right. We also bid farewell to Kamla Aayaji and Sumitra Aayaji. We will miss each of them greatly.
Middle school Art and Craft exhibition was on 7th February.
ALUMNI REUNION DINNER
The La Martiniere Girls' College Alumni Association and the La Martiniere Alumni jointly hosted a reunion dinner on 14th December, '13 on La Martiniere Girls' College campus from 8 p.m. onwards.(click here for details)
‘Angels from the realms of Glory’ an evening of carols, Bible readings, recitations and worship was heldat La Martiniere Girls’ College. The service was dedicated to the loving memory of Mrs. Olga Shepherd and Mrs. Vandana Mathur both erstwhile staff members who passed away recently. The evening was replete with the sound of music and the singing of hymns and carols by the joint choirs of of LMGC and LMC. Among the invitees were the Chief Minister Shri Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Mrs. Dimple Yadav, Mr Peter Fanthome and other College guests. The junior Choir won the audience’s hearts by their sweet rendition of ‘Wise men seeking Jesus’. The staff choir joined in by singing ‘Follow the Star’. In the true spirit of Christmas coffee and cake were served to the guests around a bonfire, at the end of the programme.
Junior School Concert
The Annual Concert of the Junior School of La Martiniere Girls’ College was held on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of December. The students from Classes 2 to 5 presented a variety entertainment programme. The programme began with a welcome song, He’s Still Working on Me, by the students of Class 2. The children of Class 3 brought colour and rhythm to the stage as they performed dances from the various states of India. Pankhuri Varshney of Class 3 also mesmerized everyone with a solo dance performance.
Class 4 brought in the Christmas spirit with their musical play, The Star That Shone for Christmas. Class 5 enacted A Trip Through Storyland which included song, dance and dialogue. The young musicians of the Junior Orchestra (Classes 2,3,4,5) enthralled the audience with a fusion of Indian and Western Music.
The year 2013 celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema. The students of Class 5 left the audience spellbound as they gave them a glimpse of how bollywood has entertained us in the last 10 decades through song and dance.
LMGAA organised 'Winter Carnival' an open fete on 1st December,2013 from 11 a.m. to 7p.m. click here for details